TOKYO-2016 Book / People

Veterans: faces of World War II

  • Prize
    Gold in Book (Series Only)/People
  • Photographer
    Sasha Maslov

Veterans Project is a series of portraits of people who took part in Second World War - the one event in human history that cannot be compared with anything else on the scale of catastrophe, human tragedy, and the degree of impact on the future of our civilization. Every single person who participated in the war, whether they were a soldier or a general, prisoner or a guard, medical worker or an engineer, took part in shaping the image of the world as it is seen and perceived today. This project aims to look behind the emotional drape of each individual photographed. After 70 years since the war that took millions of lives, the photographer strives to to analyze and compare the fates of those who survived and are still living. For this project, the photographer travelled to multiple countries that were affected by the war the most, inter- viewed and took portraits of those who participated in it, with a goal to assemble a mosaic of people who at one moment were all engaged in this incredible tragedy, and in the other were living their separate lives in different corners of our planet.